The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy gave a favorable report to expansion of the Commonwealth’s “bottle bill” and an adjustment in reimbursements to redemption centers.
According to a report by David Abel on the Boston Globe’s BreakingNews site:
For the first time since the landmark bottle law took effect three decades ago, a panel of state lawmakers today approved a bill that would expand the nickel deposit now required on sales of carbonated soda, beer, and malt beverages to include bottled water and sports drinks, which account for a growing number of beverages sold in the state. (My bold.)
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